Grand Rapids (Kentwood), MI 
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Uploaded By: FoleyT Hole #11
3 / 280ft.   3 / 280ft. Par / Distance:
the basket for the 11th hole, with 12 visible in the background



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Too short

5+    9/4/2017   9/4/2017
Review By: bhoppbop
Played: 19  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The wooded holes are fun and challenging.
Holes well marked and have nice maps on each tee
Cons: Not enough long holes. Only need my driver the whole round maybe 3 or 4 holes.
Lots of grass and grafitti.
Can often get overcrowded.
There are some boring holes with no obstacles or challenge.
Other Thoughts: Its a nice short course, that if not too crowded that could play multiple rounds in one visit

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Total Recreational Course But It's A Fun Throw!

1    8/20/2017   8/20/2017
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1115  Reviewed: 1062  Exp: 39.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Old Farm Park is nice enough little city park. It has a few things going for it such as basketball courts, a nice little lake, picnic areas, tennis courts, wide open spaces and presenting the star attraction of the park, four brand new pickleball courts. They're awesome!

The disc golf course has a nice flow to it with the # 18 basket just a few feet from # 1's tee pad. The course is just a nice recreational course. Today, on a Sunday afternoon, there was quite a crowd here, and almost all of them had one thing in common, they were rec players whose longest drive was about 200' and they weren't sure where it was going, although usually a shady hyser to it. This is a perfect course for the clientele playing here today.

The course has decent concrete pads. The baskets are Discatchers with the yellow band and numbers. The tee signs are the same wooden ones that the Jaycee Park course has. They are a large wooden pole with a round piece on top telling you the hole number. Each pole had many signatures of those Aceing the holes. I'll cut them a little slack as an Ace on any hole is a major accomplishment for these guys. Another reviewer had commented that there was disgusting vulgar images written on some poles. I'm sorry I missed those as I'm totally into disgusting vulgar, bathroom images!

The course has a nice variety of wooded versus open holes and little short Ace runs versus long boring open field shots. I preferred the short, wooded Ace runs, no matter how short they are. Holes 3 through 6 definitely fit into the short Ace run category. They range from 99 to 176'. Two other holes are just short of 200' and ten others play between 200 and 300 feet. Only 9 and 10 stretch beyond 300'.

There are some little lines to try and hit in some of the wooded holes and trees to avoid. # 13 has a wet area behind and left of the basket. You would really to avoid it during any wet times. # 15 is cool, little downhill Ace toss of 200' but the pond is on the left side and apparently gobbles up many discs. Some dude was in the pond today with waders hunting for sunken discs or maybe sunken treasure boats. He did have a couple of discs in his hand but no treasure.
Cons: Once you accept this course for what it is, it has very few flaws.

The throws throws across the field (9-10-11) were wide open but probably provide players the op to work on their distance.

The preferred route on hole 12 would be throwing right up the walking path. Make sure it's free of pedestrians.

A pet peeve of mine and most likely a minor point, some tree pads were poured with the lay of the land, thereby slanting slightly upward or downward. I much prefer level.
Other Thoughts: There must be a market for the used disc business here, what with the aforementioned disc diving guy and another older gentleman who sitting in the shade by the first tee pad selling and trading discs. He was doing a thriving business. I guess all these rec players with the uncontrolled 200' drives are looking for that perfect disc. I can assure them, it's not the disc guys!

This is a solid rec course which fills a niche in the disc golf world. There must be a reason it was getting all this play.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    6/16/2011   4/16/2012
Review By: CDashMAN
Played: 33  Reviewed: 6
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: nice signage
good for a quick round
variety of wooded and open holes
3 holes are wide open bombers
Cons: first 6 holes are pretty short and unimaginative
dirt tees
Other Thoughts: being close to Jaycee makes it ideal for a quick run of both courses. Back 9 is much better than front nine, probably due to limited size space. good for a quick round and course wont intimidate a newbee too much

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    8/31/2010   9/1/2010
Review By: sgamerp
Played: 89  Reviewed: 65  Exp: 9.5 Years
This review was updated on 5/19/2011
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Great for beginners or people trying to disc down and be successful

-Mandos

-Many Different types of shots.(Short treed shots, long field shots, and water shots)

-Signs
Cons: -Can be short for some people

-The field shots (8,9,10) can be hot if playing in hot weather

-The Water is the grosses water I've ever seen.

- A few of the tee pads have roots in them, and all natural tee pads.

Other Thoughts: Its a nice little short course, there can be people walking dogs but didn't seem like a problem when we were there. Hole 2 is kind of hard to find, it's to the left of the basket for hole 1. A lot of nice shots and a good amount of ace shots here too . The wind can play into the holes field holes a lot also. Sometimes you will kind condoms and other random stuff on the tee pads and other places. Between hole 4 and 5 can be really muddy or worse sometimes.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A Halfway Decent Course

2-4    10/12/2009   10/12/2009
Review By: chad groen
Played: 23  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 17.6 Years
This review was updated on 10/3/2012
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I like the layouts for some of these holes, including the 14th and 15th. The trees make for some tough obstacles throughout this course, especially for the holes in the woods (about half the holes are in the woods). Those holes encourage you to focus more on accuracy with your drives, and the trees can sometimes set you up for some tricky putts and approach shots. The open holes are a little longer and have nice grassy fairways. There's a pond which comes into play on the 15th hole and kind of also the 17th hole. The 1st and 10th baskets are each located on top of a small mound, and there's a nice, scenic design for the area around the 10th and 18th baskets.
Cons: Having no cement tee pads is a big negative to me, and the signs for each hole aren't very helpful (to top it off, they're all covered in graffiti). I'm utterly baffled as to why there's no bridge for players to use to cross over that big muddy creek between holes 4 and 5. Most of the holes in the woods are extremely short and narrow, and some of them have almost no fairways for players to use. Two of them are so short that the baskets can be reached with a putter on your opening drive. Some of the wooded holes are real close to each other, so be on the lookout for flying discs on a busy day. Also, the ground on the wooded holes is mostly dirt with big roots sticking out. On the flip side, most of the holes outside the woods are too wide open and really lack obstacles. With all that said, I feel like this course is too "black and white" - the holes are either heavily wooded or really open. It's nice that it doesn't favor one side over the other, but the problem is that it doesn't blend the two together, with the exception of only a few holes. You basically go from one extreme to the other. Also, the 18th fairway is inconveniently located next to a shelter, so you need to be careful with your opening drive when people are using that shelter.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this park provides a nice environment for disc golf, and it's a halfway decent course for players who live in this area. There are some challenging holes that I like, but for the most part this seems more like a beginner-friendly course due to it's short length on the wooded holes and lack of obstacles on the holes outside the woods. Some of the wooded holes, however, can be frustrating to play because of how poorly they're set up.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Good Mix

5+    7/7/2007   4/17/2008
Review By: FoleyT
Played: 86  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 12.3 Years
This review was updated on 8/25/2008
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: About half the holes are through the woods and the other half are in the open. None are particularly long, although a couple mandos give you a little more challenge. Water comes into play on a couple holes. First and last holes (and #10) have some interesting landscaping, but can be frustrating for approaches and putts.
Cons: Can be muddy in the spring, and wind can be an issue on the open holes around the turn. Not a fun course for lefties, as almost all the holes favor a right hander, especially the mandos.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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